It is not surprising to have this year’s MICE Convention choose Merzci Food Products as one of the destinations for the day tour presented to its delegates. The MICE-Con was held in Bacolod City on November 27 to 29, 2018 and the city became the showcase of Negrense Culture. The national convention attracted executives from various industries who, through this event, may see Bacolod and Negros as a viable venue for Meetings, Incentive Travels, Conventions, Exhibitions
What started as a bakery in Libertad Market in 1995 in Bacolod City has spread out into 38 branches around the capital city and around the province. Since man does not live on bread alone, Merci evolved into Merzci Pasalubong Treats in 2005 to meet the needs of the fast-growing tourist market. The company expanded even into Dumaguete (Negros Oriental) and Panay Island. The bright yellow logo is a familiar sight in shopping malls and hotel lobbies and in tourist buses as countless visitors try to outdo one another in buying shelves and shelves of their favorite treats to take home.
To the delight of visitors to Negros, Merzci’s famous pasalubong items range from Napoleones, mango tarts, cheese tarts, pineapple tarts and butterscotch to the old-fashioned goodies such as ladyfingers a.k.a. brojas, the crisp buttered biscocho with its sugared top, the hollow brown stick called barquillos that often garnishes ice cream scoops with a flourish, the low-sugar pulceras so called because it is shaped like a bracelet, the rope-shaped lubid-lubid, rectangles called ogoy-ogoy, and the slices of bananas dipped in hard syrup named pinasugbo. These are traditional Ilonggo cookies and sweets that have endured the advent of modern pastries. This is not to say that Merzci had overlooked its most popular product – the piaya. Round, flat, and filled with muscovado sugar from the farms of Negros, it happens to be the bestseller among Merzci products.
It is no surprise, then, that Merzci Pasalubong Treats had enhanced its position in the tourism industry by acquiring tourist buses to better serve the island’s guests. Not only that – the domestic market can now enjoy quick eats with the short order meals when on the go, and even Merzci bottled water for convenience. These products/services add value to any event that is organized in Negros Occidental. The latest MICE Convention proved that Merzci has what it takes to wow the visitors with its wide range of products, its modern and hygienic factory facilities, and the delicious and affordable treats that Negros is known for.
For the convenience of the reader, the following are the locations of Merzci Pasalubong Treats in alphabetical order.
Merzci Negros Occidental Branches:
1. 888 2. Bago 3.Binalbagan 4. Bredco 5. Burgos 6. Cadiz 7. Ceres 8. Cuadra 9. Gaisano City 10.Gatuslao 11.Gonzaga 12. Himamaylan 13. Hinigaran 14. Kabankalan 1 15.Kabankalan 2 16. Kabankalan 3 17.La Carlota 18. Libertad 19. Luzuriaga 20. Mandalagan 21. Mayfair 22. Murcia 1 23. Murcia 2 24.Puregold 25. Robinson’s Mall 26. Rosy 27. Sagay City 28. Bata Sawmill 29. Silay City 30. Silay Airport 31. Singcang 32. SM City North 33. SM City South 34. Sum-ag 35. Talisay 36. Talisay 2 37.Victorias
38. San Carlos City 39. Showroom Hervias
Merzci Panay Pasalubong Branches:
1. Ledesma 2. Iloilo International Airport 3. Mary Mart Mall 4. Gaisano Capital – Kalibo 5. Delgado 6. JM Basa 7. Pavia
Merzci Dumaguete Pasalubong Branches:
1. Lee Plaza Mall 2. Colon 3. Guihulngan City
Merzci Pasalubong Treats is open to dealers and wholesalers. Prospective business persons may go to www.merzci.com.ph, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, and Instragram, or get in touch with the company through 0917.308.0088 or 0928.504.1751. Kay sa Merzci, #tananmanamit!